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Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

Mona Hatoum’s work was included in the landmark exhibition The Other Story: Afro-Asian artists in post-war Britain, Hayward Gallery, London, 1989.

From the archived Documenta 11 website: www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“The gaze and the perception of the body, one’s own experience of dislocation and its accompanying experience of the Other are the common themes in Mona Hatoum’s performances, videos, installations, and objects. In 1975, the artist left Beirut, where she had grown up as the daughter of Palestinians living in exile.”

Amna Malik, of Slade School of Fine Art, contributed an illustrated text that looked at specific pieces of work by Hatoum, to Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers, one of four books in a series titled Annotating Art’s Histories, jointly published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and iniva the Institute of International Visual Arts, London, published in 2008 and edited by Kobena Mercer.

Conceptualising ‘Black’ British Art Through the Lens of Exile. Within this chapter, Malik looked at specific work, or bodies of work by three artists: Gavin Jantjes, Mona Hatoum and Mitra Tabrizian.

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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New York, United States of America

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London, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom